Public Policy and Politics
November 27, 2013 | General News
Russell Library receives NHPRC grant for records of Georgia democrats and republicans
The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia has received a grant of up to $58,777 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to process the records of the Democratic Party of Georgia and the Georgia Republican Party. This one-year project will make these records available to researchers for the first time.
November 26, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA School of Law dominates regional moot court competition
The University of Georgia School of Law recently captured first place and the Best Petitioner Brief Award for Region 5 as part of the 64th Annual National Moot Court Competition. The school will now advance to compete against the top 30 teams from across the country at the national tier of the tournament, which will be held in New York City, N.Y., during February.
November 22, 2013 | Events on Campus
2013 J.W. Fanning Lecture to focus on forestry issues
Despite reforms in forest management policies and practices, tropical nations are still losing forests at a rate of hundreds of thousands of hectares a year-both to the peril of local populations and the global community.
November 13, 2013 | Events on Campus
U.S. Rep. David Scott to speak at MLK Freedom Breakfast Jan. 17
U.S. Rep. David Scott will be the keynote speaker for the 11th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast Jan. 17 at 7:30 a.m. in the Grand Hall of the Tate Student Center on the University of Georgia campus.
November 13, 2013 | General News
Former Peace Corps Physician gives papers to UGA’s Russell Library
Robert J. Bielen, a former Peace Corps staff physician in the Dominican Republic, is giving his collection of personal papers and memorabilia related to Peace Corps activities and the Dominican Crisis of 1965 to the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.
November 13, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA among the top producers of Fulbright scholars in 2013
The University of Georgia is listed among the top producers of Fulbright scholars under the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2013, according to the latest ranking from the government's flagship international exchange program.
November 6, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA’s African Studies Institute to present annual conference on Africa, its diaspora
The African Studies Institute at the University of Georgia will present the Second Annual International Conference on Africa and its Diaspora, or AICAID 2013, Nov. 13-15 in the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
November 6, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA professor receives national social work honor
The National Association of Social Workers has named June Gary Hopps, University of Georgia Thomas M. "Jim" Parham Professor of Family and Children's Studies, a NASW Social Work Pioneer®.
November 5, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA’s Parham Policy Day to focus on civil rights history and minority health issues
Noted civil rights activists Lonnie C. King Jr. and Roslyn Pope, and minority health policy expert Travis Patton will speak at the University of Georgia School of Social Work's Parham Policy Day, which will be held Nov. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Tate Student Center on the UGA campus.
November 5, 2013 | Research News
Minority teachers reduce African-American teen pregnancy rates
Nationwide, 34 percent of girls get pregnant at least once before age 20, according to a study for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. In Georgia, 86 out of every 1,000 African-American girls age 15-19 and 58 of 1,000 white teens become pregnant. According to new research from the University of Georgia, increasing minority teachers can improve these health outcomes.
November 1, 2013 | Events on Campus
Georgia Virtual History Project art exhibit draws from Athens’ hidden past
The Georgia Virtual History Project and ATHICA—the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art—will present "Seen/Unseen," an exhibition dedicated to public history and the local past of Athens, on Nov. 7-10 at ATHICA, 160 Tracy St., Unit 4. An opening reception Nov. 9 from 6-8 p.m. will be co-hosted by the University of Georgia Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts as part of this year's Spotlight on the Arts festival at UGA.
October 31, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA celebrates International Education Week Nov. 11-15
The University of Georgia will join universities around the country in celebrating International Education Week Nov. 11-15.
October 31, 2013 | Events on Campus
International human rights expert to speak on Muslim fundamentalism
Karima Bennoune, international human rights expert and University of California, Davis, School of Law professor, will discuss Muslim fundamentalism at the University of Georgia Chapel on Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. The event is part of UGA's Spotlight on the Arts Festival and is free and open to the public.
October 30, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers to determine how much consumers would pay for Internet use
Researchers from the University of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Justice were awarded $530,000 over three years by the National Science Foundation and CableLabs to study demand for residential Internet service.
October 29, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA Griffin campus to hold criminal justice day
With nationwide and statewide data projecting an increase in job opportunities for individuals with a background in criminal justice, the University of Georgia Griffin campus will present an information day on careers and emerging issues in the field on Nov. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Griffin Campus Student Learning Center.